Category: Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer 11 To Support Swiping

By | March 29, 2013 | 3 Comments

Internet Explorer 11 To Support Swiping

From Immersive to Desktop.

As more and more people get their hands on the recently leaked build of Windows 8 (codenamed Blue), Rafael Rivera from WithinWindows has discovered a neat hidden feature, which brings IE10 Immersive (aka Metro) swipe gesture to IE11 Desktop.
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Internet Explorer 11 Dumps Legacy CSS Support

By | March 26, 2013 | 5 Comments

Internet Explorer 11 Dumps Legacy CSS SupportWill utilize Firefox tag instead.

Now here is a set of good news for everyone but the user agent sniffers. Thanks to the recently leaked build of Windows Blue, it was revealed that Internet Explorer 11 will replace its “MSIE” user agent string with “IE”, instantly disabling all the CSS hacks that target Microsoft’s web browser.

Not only that but Internet Explorer 11 will also include “Like Gecko” command, instructing web sites to send it the same code version as it would to Firefox.

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First Internet Explorer 11 Screenshots Leak

By | March 25, 2013 | 9 Comments

First Internet Explorer 11 Screenshots Leak

Synced tabs are finally coming.

Thanks to the leaked Windows Blue build 9364, guys at WinForum have managed to post quite a few OS and IE11 screenshots; and while we wait for someone to run HTML5Test or any other benchmarks, this is what we got now:
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HBO.com Is Blacklisted On Windows RT

By | March 20, 2013 | 7 Comments

HBO.com Is Blacklisted On Windows RTAnother stone in the garden.

Recently, we have reported about the changes in Microsoft’s IE for Modern UI blacklists where only specific sites won’t run Flash by default.

Well, it looks like HBO.com, one of the best known content providers around, is one of such sites that won’t run on Windows RT. As it turns out, IE10 for Windows 8 blacklist has 3 sites: briggs-riley.com, webassign.net and webinato.com while the RT version includes a total of 12, HBO and Twit being two of them.

However, while Twit.tv will work on their HTML5 based site, users browsing HBO on Windows RT will see the following message:
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HTML5: Play Minesweeper Via Your Web Browser

By | March 19, 2013 | 3 Comments

HTML5: Play Minesweeper Via Your Web BrowserIncludes benchmarking capabilities too.

As you might know, we love HTML5 games and all kinds of crazy demos and in case you haven’t upgraded to Windows 8 yet, which has a spectacular Minesweeper client, here is a cross platform option for you.

What if you aren’t into games at all? Well, assuming that you are a librarian who is building a list of all known web browser tests for the future generations to come, here is another addition for you, straight from the Microsoft itself. After you run the test, it will measure how long will it take for your web browser to solve the minesweeper board, that’s as simple as it gets.
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Another Internet Explorer Ad Hits The Web

By | March 18, 2013 | 1 Comment

Following the recent IE10 launch for Windows 7, the software giant has also uploaded a new, bland and boring video, which tries too hard to duplicate the previous few ad’s success.

In any case, if you feel all touchy inside, check it out. You might like it.

Google Chrome & Firefox Have More Vulnerabilities Than Flash And Java Combined

By | March 18, 2013 | 6 Comments

Google Chrome Has More Vulnerabilities Than Flash And Java CombinedTime to go back to IE?

Now here is something you won’t hear that often. Despite the common hate for Adobe’s Flash and Oracle’s Java plugins, it looks like they are not the major offenders when it comes to the actual number of vulnerabilities.

According to the latest report by security firm Secunia, Google Chrome, Firefox and iTunes are responsible for the majority of Windows security issues. As it turns out, 86% of all Windows vulnerabilities in 2012 (up from 78% last year) come from non-Microsoft applications and here is the actual list (vulnerabilities – product name):
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Immersive Internet Explorer 10 Now Runs Flash By Default

By | March 14, 2013 | 1 Comment

Immersive Internet Explorer 10 Now Runs Flash By DefaultWatch out for blisters.

Now here’s something to be grateful for. With the launch of Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 8 and RT, the “Immersive” version of Microsoft’s web browser never ran flash content by default. Well, things are about to change as the software giant has since changed its mind and with the recently pushed update, IE10 will have flash content enabled by default.

According to Microsoft, “the vast majority of sites with Flash content are now compatible with the Windows experience for touch, performance, and battery life. With this update, the curated Compatibility View (CV) list blocks Flash content in the small number of sites that are still incompatible with the Windows experience for touch or that depend on other plug-ins.”

February, 2013 Desktop Market Share: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Opera – Up; Google Chrome – Down

By | March 12, 2013 | 7 Comments


If yesterday’s mobile browsers data is not exactly your cup of tea then we have another solution for you and it’s all about the desktop. As you might have guessed from the title, February was a pretty interesting month indeed.
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February, 2013 Mobile Market Share: Android, Opera Mini, Internet Explorer – Up; Safari, Chrome – Down

By | March 11, 2013 | 6 Comments


It’s that time of the month again where we take a look at the latest market share trends for the mobile web browsers.
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